As the foundational department of FFS, extreme care is exercised in nurturing the enrolled kids. The preschool classroom is a large space that is carefully structured to prevent accidents and inspire the necessary practical learning as much as possible. Teachers are ever on the guard for obvious reasons of safeguarding the individual safety of every preschooler and ensuring their holistic development. The preschool department opens from 7am in the morning to 3.15 in the afternoon. Parents can arrange with the school with regards to keeping kids at school beyond normal school hours.
The primary focus of instruction for kindergarteners is the acquisition of reading skills through a special, research-driven phonics programme. There is a regular assessment of reading progress and the necessary resort to remediation upon the discovery of reading deficiencies. Over the years, a lot of kindergarteners have progressed to the 1st grade with impressive reading skills and an excellent appreciation of reading's role in scholarship.
Instruction at the lower primary department is intended towards a solid consolidation of nascent reading skills acquired from kindergarten. A lot of attention is given to the practical relevance of instruction and its beneficial effects on the overall academic development of pupils. Student responsibility at this level is gradually increased in preparation for the more demanding responsibilities at the upper primary department.
The upper primary department prepares pupils for the junior high school. Pupils at this level are looked upon as leaders in every phase of life on FFS campus. This period is a rigorous time of learning in view of the expectation of the first external examination.
“Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
"And so the moment we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold into a library, we've changed their lives forever, and for the better." Barack Obama